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Cream cheese coffee cake

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Cream cheese coffee cake.
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Streusel ingredients

 

  • • 3/4 cup flour
  • • 3/4 cup sugar
  • • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • • 1 cups of pecans (optional)
  • • 2 tablespoons of butter chilled and cut into small pieces

 

Cake ingredients

 

  • • 12 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces
  • • 4 large eggs
  • • 1-3/4 cups of sour cream
  • • 2 tablespoons of rum
  • • 2-¼ cups of flour
  • • 1-¼ cups of sugar
  • • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • • ¾ teaspoon of baking soda
  • • ¾ teaspoon of salt

 

Procedure

For the streusel: Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

For the cake: Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda together.

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, sour cream, butter, and rum together until smooth.

Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

Using a spatula, spread 2 cups of cake batter into well greased 10-cup tube pan.

Sprinkle evenly ¾ cup of the streusel mix on top of the batter.

Repeat with another 2 cups of batter and the remaining streusel.

Bake until the cake feels firm and an inserted toothpick into the center

comes out clean. Let cool and invert the cake onto a platter.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar or nuts and brown s

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